Kylian Mbappe and PSG teammate Achraf Hakimi pay a visit to the American Dream mall in New Jersey
EXCLUSIVE: Kylian Mbappe and PSG teammate Achraf Hakimi pay a visit to the American Dream mall in New Jersey during a trip to the US… and the French superstar is pictured alongside a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!
Soccer superstars Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi continued their New York break from Paris Saint-Germain as they savored the delights the American Dream has to offer.
The pair were flown to New York earlier this week after being given time off from the Ligue 1 club following their lengthy stint at the World Cup.
After being spotted courtside during Monday’s Brooklyn Nets win over the San Antonio Spurs, the duo headed to a different kind of local attraction on Thursday.
Soccer superstars Kylian Mbappe (second from right) and Achraf Hakimi (left) visited the American Dream Mall – a retail and entertainment complex in New Jersey (pictured with the owners (Allen Ghermezian and David Ghermezian)
The French player jokingly posed next to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Michelangelo
DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal that Mbappe and Hakimi chatted at the American Dream Mall, a New Jersey shopping and entertainment complex just a heartbeat from New York City.
They were entertained by owners Allen Ghermezian and David Ghermezian and received white glove service. The owners have hosted big stars like Kim Kardashian, Mr. Beast, Cardi B and Off Set to name a few.
Mbappe was caught posing next to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, to which the French star has been jokingly compared by football fans in the past.
Both Paris Saint-Germain stars posed at the start of a rollercoaster ride with the owners
They were first escorted in VIP pink golf carts to the Western Hemisphere’s largest indoor amusement park, Nickelodeon Universe, where they reportedly had a blast.
At the amusement park, the two posed with thumbs up before going on a rollercoaster ride with the owners.
From there the group headed to The Escape Game – New Jersey’s #1 Escape Room, made a pit stop at the Oreo Cafe at IT’SUGAR while finally rounding off their day trip at North America’s largest indoor water park, the Dreamworks water park they had private for booked himself.
The pair both made it to the final stages of the World Cup, with France advancing to the final while Morocco were knocked out by Mbappe and co in the semis, eventually finishing fourth.
Mbappe reached the World Cup final with France, Hakimi’s Morocco finished fourth
PSG head coach Christophe Galtier claimed the duo need time to ‘recover’ after Qatar.
They quickly returned from international duty to play in PSG’s opening two games after the tournament, but the French champions slipped 3-1 against Lens on Sunday.
Both players started the shock defeat against Lens, played the full 90 minutes and were also involved in the previous match against Strasbourg.
Head coach Christophe Galtier said they need time to “recover” after returning to the club from the World Cup.
After jetting to the Big Apple, the teammates preferred sitting in the stands to being part of the action as they sat on the sidelines to watch the Nets defeat the San Antonio Spurs 139-103 on Monday night.
Kevin Durant was the star of the show as he scored 25 points and the PSG duo posed for photos with him on the pitch, with Hakimi holding up a Nets jersey.
Mbappe and Hakimi watched the Brooklyn Nets defeat the San Antonio Spurs from the sidelines
Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi posed for a photo with Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant
Mbappe posted the picture of the three men on his Instagram alongside the caption ‘Special Night’.
After the game, Mbappe and Hakimi then caught up with the home side again, with the former offering his congratulations as he greeted the players in the dressing room.
“Great game guys. Congratulations. It was really fun to watch. Good luck for the season,” Mbappe said as he walked through the dressing room.
Shortly after the game, Mbappe revealed his top five NBA players. The 24-year-old, shared by NBA France on Twitter, listed LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antentokoumpo, Luka Doncic and Jayson Tatum at the top of his NBA player rankings.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11604989/Kylian-Mbappe-PSG-teammate-Achraf-Hakimi-pay-visit-American-Dream-mall-New-Jersey.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Kylian Mbappe and PSG teammate Achraf Hakimi pay a visit to the American Dream mall in New Jersey